Wildcat Cheer Team Heads to Nationals

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State cheerleading squad will return to Daytona, Florida for the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Cheerleading Championships for the second straight year from April fourth to the eighth.


Kansas State will be sending two squads to the invitation-only tournament. An all-girl team, along with a coed team will be sent to represent Kansas State. The Wildcats are one of only four universities to get two teams invited to the national tournament.


Last year was the first time since 1995 that the Wildcats were represented at the tournament. The all-girl team finished eighth, while the coed team landed a seventh place finish in their respective divisions.


Each team will perform a two-minute 15-second routine, which is preceded by 45 minutes of crowd material. The team’s score from the crowd material will carry over to the finals.


Results from the tournament will be posted as soon as they become available.


Below is a roster of the Kansas State cheer team that will attend the event.


Dusty Allen                               MollyHoss

James Bowen                            Kelli Lair

Vince Garver                              Kendall Lange

Brett Gibbens                            Brittany Loppatto

Tony Heinman                           Holly Marshall

Zac Hiliker                                 Jen Mayekawa

Adam Johnson                           Jodie Mayes

Madison King                            Hollian Montgomery

Aaron Knight                             Kristin Nettleton

Ramone Lowe                            Kayley Otto

Jeff Simser                                Carmen Richardson

Tharen Sparkle                          Ashley Smith

Becky Brennan                          Savanah Sporer

Megan Buer                             Nicole Strecker

Brittany Cain                            Holly Thomas

Sarah Fiore                              Van Tran

Ashley Glatz                             Paige Venturella

Alyse Glessman                        Tia Wesson

Niki Guerra                               Bree Wichman

Holli Heidebrecht